"Books by the Beach!"
New Expanded HOURS
Tues. & Wed. 10am to 7pm
Thurs. 10am to 6pm
Fri & Sat. 12pm to 5 pm

Meet the Author: Nick Adams

Friday, March 2nd at 12:00PM

Civil War reenactor & author Nick Adams will discuss his books, Away at War and My Dear Wife and Children.


Things you can do  
@ the library?!

help with homework & reading
For all students age 18 & under
download books & movies
Get free Aquarium passes

For low-income families

play a board game

Drop in & have some fun

join a group

Conversational ESL, Technology Tutoring, Genealogy Research,

Book, & Movie groups

Discover & Go

Get free or discounted tickets to local museums & cultural institutions

wireless printing You can even print from home borrow a laptop

For use in the library


   The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library have made the Library a central part of the community.  Activities, such as the Sand Castle Building Classes, Book Clubs, e-reader workshop and the Summer Programs, have brought patrons back to our Library.
    The LSB chapter was formed in the fall of 2009 after our branch received drastic cuts in hours. The chapter has been raising funds with local book sales and donations from our community.
    The chapter organized a browsing collection of bestsellers for library patrons and underwritten successful workshops.  They purchased a bar code duplicating machine to add the additional bar codes  required for the self check machines, installed at all branches.  Chapter member volunteers utilized the machine to add the bar code to our collection and then the machine was given to the library system for use at other branches. 
    In 2010 the Friends of LSB Library celebrated the 60th birthday of the branch with readings by children's authors, a reptile show, an exhibit of e-readers and of course, birthday cake.
    The Friends continue to find ways of serving the community.  They are underwriting the after school program which includes Homework Help, Lego Machines, Wii, Minecraft and other activities.  We are supporting a "Homework Helper" program for all students. We are also researching possibilities for additional workshops and activities for adults.  We now have a Movie discussion group, Movie Club, two book groups, and an arm chair travel.
The chapter is also pro-active in updating and refurbishing the LSB Library interior.  We have replaced the chairs and table and installed shades for the windows.
    If you have ideas that would enrich our Library please contact us. 

Recent Announcements

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  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring 4th Friday of the month from 1pm-2pm March 23rd Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2018, 1:02 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Genealogy Group Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month 10:30AM-12:00PM Next meeting –February 21st. Join us for hands-on research using the library's databases and ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 3:26 PM by Margie Bowles
  • MINECRAFT Minecraft.EduThursdays, 4-5 PMDirected Minecraft play.  Space Limited.  First-come, first served. Ages 8-18.  Space limited to 20. Questions?  Call 831-427-7710
    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 4:41 PM by Margie Bowles
  • R.E.A.D. : Reach Every Amazing Detail Wednesday 3:00-5:00 PM This program is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade.  Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Sessions are by appointment ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 4:37 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Matinee@ the Library  Meets on the 4th Friday of the Month from 10:00 (before the Library opens at 1:00pm)Bring  your lunch and enjoy the movie in the library.Next meeting ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2018, 1:04 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Armchair Travel Adventure Join us for travelers’ stories, photos, books, cultural crafts, music and food!Thursday, March 1st at 10:30am. “7 reasons to go to Myanmar Now” Want to share your travel ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2018, 12:51 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Lego: Not-So-Simple Machines II Thursdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM Create Lego simple machines using gears, levers & pulleys, then motorize them.Children and Teens ages 7-18.  Limited to 16 participants. For information ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2018, 12:49 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Homework Help Free homework assistance at the library:Every Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 - During the school year.  The Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 4:36 PM by Margie Bowles
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